So ugly, they look worse at low tide… sea snot. Amazing how dense the beds are given its only just been introduced to New Zealand. I guess we better get used to them. http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1194853
An ASAP experiment designed to generate hunches not scientific facts. This experiment is designed to answer: Is settlement attempted on filamentous structures around the Bastion reef? What kind of organic substrates do spat like? What size mesh best protects the spat from predators? Does raising the bed help settlement? (Presumably from sediment effects). How many […]
Inspired by some recent conversations, I put together this list (in no particular order). Things Aucklanders can do to help the Hauraki Gulf Have fun and do good with Voluntours Join an event in your area ecoevents.org.nz Look for and photograph invasive pests and post them here inaturalist.nz Survey your favourite spots Do restoration at […]
If I really care about biodiversity and 95% of described species are invertebrates then I am spending too much time with birds. Tho based on a talk I heard at the Zoological Society we don’t know how to look after them yet. The things we do to protect birds also help the insects (removing rodents […]
I was absolutely stoked to work on this document. I have so much respect for the author and the team that put so much work into getting it right. http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/environmentwaste/coastalmarine/Pages/stateofthehaurakigulf.aspx
I made this sign for a restoration project I am involved in. The Hidden Valley I am not sure if it will go ahead now as the Selwyn School Plans to bulldoze down the native bush and build a… carpark. I think its interesting they didn’t have money to remove this hazordus waste from their […]
Cloning Pohutukawa makes sense if you’re breeding them for a specific purpose. In my case erosion control. I just want Pohutukawa that are great at holding onto cliffs. It’s growing slowly tho. While my seedlings are doing great.
Or what is left of them! Even the oysters are swamped by mud from the Tamaki estuary. Wikipedia needs updating: “The flatter areas to the west have very large part submerged mussel beds which extent out 100 m (328 ft) from the shore preventing easy landing”. Now the exposed rocks are surrounded by thick mud.
I was very pleased to see so many green lipped mussels here. I thought it might be interesting to survey them as there size and abundance are good indicators for how a restored reef might manage this close to Auckland City. REEF 1 (huge composite photo) REEF 2 (huge composite photo) I saw the odd […]